Kat Cole

Kat Cole creates industrial and urban inspired jewelry in steel and enamel. Steel allows her to create work that is large in scale yet relatively light in weight. Liquid enamel, normally used in industrial contexts, allows her to create distinctive painterly surfaces.

 “I look to the built environment of the city where I live for the formal qualities of my work: materials, forms, color and surface quality. The steel and concrete structures that surround us are evidence of human inhabitants—past and present. Monumental structures are interpreted into the intimate scale of jewelry and are completed when worn on the landscape of the body.” 

Kat Cole is a studio artist in Dallas, TX. Cole received her MFA at East Carolina University and BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is co-founder of the online and pop-up project Jewelry Edition and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Society for North American Goldsmiths. 

 

Publications

Kat Cole’s work is internationally recognized and has been published in Lark Books’ 500 Enameled Objects, Schiffer Publishing’s Art Jewelry Today 3, Metalsmith Magazine, Ornament, American Craft and Art Jewelry Magazine.

Museums

Her work is in private and public collections including The Museum of Art and Design in New York City, Racine Art Museum, and Houston Museum of Fine Art. 

Current Work

Medium Etched Bib Necklace
Steel, Enamel, And Brass.

Ring Bundle Blue
Steel, enamel, and sterling silver.

 

Big Oval Earrings
Steel, Enamel, And Brass.

Past Work

Boundary Lines Necklace- Black X
Neckpiece in steel and 24k gold foil. 13 x 7 1/4". 

'Chase' Brooch
Brooch in tin, found objects, brass and steel. 3 x 3 x .5". 
Exhibit: Women Working Words 

1005 Franklin
Necklace in steel, enamel, tin, brass, and copper. Approx 18" long. Center piece measures 3 x 1 3/4". 
Exhibit: Louder than Words 

Oil and Water
Necklace in steel, enamel, sterling silver, and 23k gold foil. 24 x 3 x 1" 
Exhibit: Signs of Life 2015